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Old 04-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Just finished installing a HBS 2.5" leveling kit. I'm pretty happy with it. Doesn't seem to ride much different, but sits pretty level. Hopefully the pictures work out.
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I never even noticed my Ram Sport wasn't level already. I'll have to take a closer look. Not sure if I could justify the money for these when i didn't notice in the first place that it wasn't level. who knows though, now that I know, it will probably be all I notice when I look at it
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The HBS kit was only $79 with free shipping.
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Looks great. Leveling kits are defiantly a great mod for the money.
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You will get best ride and most out of the high quality shocks if you go ahead and replace all 4. I highly encourage you to go ahead and do all of them; you won't regret it.

Forgot to comment on the install cost. I paid $360 for all 4 shocks and the luxury of knowing a Chrysler tech, who is my dad. We put them on in His shop where air, a lift, a wall mounted spring compressor and alignment rack was easily accessible. These could be installed yourself, but if you know or have access to someone like this it will save you quite a bit of $$ and time



I figured I would see a decrease, but after I had them installed I drove 350 miles and was getting 19.5mpg...the same as before I leveled her. I'm going on a 550 mile trip this weekend and will let you know if I still get the same.
Do you have to take them to a shop to have them adjusted? Im really just looking to get the front level and if I can get the ride smoother by replacing the rears, I'd do that too.

I've never got 19MPG on my truck... what do you have that gets you that MPG?
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Do you have to take them to a shop to have them adjusted? Im really just looking to get the front level and if I can get the ride smoother by replacing the rears, I'd do that too.

I've never got 19MPG on my truck... what do you have that gets you that MPG?
You have to remove the shock to adjust them and "can" be done in your garage with a spring compressor. It has to be aligned after install since you're changing the height of the truck. If you have access to a shop it would make it a lot easier on ya. Replacing the rears as well will get the most out of the bilstein shocks as they are meant to work together. It's worth the extra $$...IMO.

I run AMSOIL synthetic oils in my engine, rear diff and transmission. I've also I stalled the S&B CAI and a Magnaflow exhaust. I have the 3.55 gears and run only 89 octane gas. I hand calculated it and read 19.5MPG on the EVIC my last long trip.
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You have to remove the shock to adjust them and "can" be done in your garage with a spring compressor. It has to be aligned after install since you're changing the height of the truck. If you have access to a shop it would make it a lot easier on ya. Replacing the rears as well will get the most out of the bilstein shocks as they are meant to work together. It's worth the extra $$...IMO.

I run AMSOIL synthetic oils in my engine, rear diff and transmission. I've also I stalled the S&B CAI and a Magnaflow exhaust. I have the 3.55 gears and run only 89 octane gas. I hand calculated it and read 19.5MPG on the EVIC my last long trip.
Not to get off topic, but you like the S&B over the KNN?
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Not to get off topic, but you like the S&B over the KNN?
I can't and won't say anything bad about the K&N as I had one on my 2009 Ram and it did just fine. I went with the S&B for two major reasons...1. It's a true CAI (fully enclosed) where the K&N is not (just has a heat shield). 2. There wasn't a K&N intake kit for the 2013's yet when I ordered it.
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Do you have to take them to a shop to have them adjusted? Im really just looking to get the front level and if I can get the ride smoother by replacing the rears, I'd do that too.

I've never got 19MPG on my truck... what do you have that gets you that MPG?
Below is my EVIC with the cruise set on 76MPH on level ground during my last trip(550 miles).
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Below is my EVIC with the cruise set on 76MPH on level ground during my last trip(550 miles).
How did you get the MPG and Oil gauges to show up like that on the left side of your AVIC?
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